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An inspiring quote I share for mothers everywhere: “Here’s to GREAT women. May we know them, May we be them, May we raise them.” And here’s to Mrs. Gloria Louise Green who was honored by her parish family as its ...

Chatter that Matters

Today we prepare. Tomorrow we achieve. Congratulations to the Social Club, Miami Executive Board. They include Mary A. Thomas, president; Nadine V. Baxter-Atkins, vice president; Sonya W. Gardner, recording; Veraq D. Purcell, treasurer; S.L. Ingraham, W. Doris Neal, Eileen M.Robinson, ...

Elementary school unveils edible garden

Miami-Dade School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) participated in the Edible Gardens Unveiling Ceremony held on Wednesday, April 29 at Kelsey L. Pharr Elementary School. The Education Fund's edible gardens will provide learning opportunities and enough fresh produce to ...

Dolphins, City Year to benefit kids

The Miami Dolphins, through their educational pillar of their foundation, officially announced the public launch of a four-year $1 million partnership with City Year Miami, an education-focused nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to help keep students in school ...

Luncheon honors Miami-Dade student athletes

Dade School's Athletic Foundation honored high school student athletes across the county at its annual Miami-Dade County Public Schools Scholar-Athlete Luncheon. The event, held at the Hilton Miami Airport Hotel on April 27, honored the top male and female scholar-athletes ...

Mayweather fight a snoozer

So today the world reacts. The epic $400 million dollar fight in Las Vegas between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio turned out to be another snoozer. That is what many of Mayweather's fights have been like in my opinion. Boring. ...

Free music in the park

The audience will find George Tandy Jr. to be much more than an energetic entertainer when he headlines the Music in the Park Jazz and Blues Concert at the Betty T. Ferguson Complex Amphitheater on May 8. Tandy got some ...

Forty years of nurturing talent

The Miami Northwestern Senior High School's Performing and Visual Arts Center commemorated 40 years of artistic excellence with an evening of creative entertainment at the Caribbean Marketplace in Little Haiti. Four extraordinary individuals who dedicated themselves to the enrichment of ...

Choreographer Johnson teaches youth dancers

Aspiring dancers in Miami Gardens recently received some dance lessons from choreographer Brandon Johnson of Attack Dance Crew. The dance instructor, who in 2011 made it to the semifinals with eight of his friends on the sixth season of "America's ...

The Social Whirl

A wonderful quote says that “No one is busy in this world. It’s all about priorities.” so on the journey we really should take the time to: have coffee with a friend, read, smell the flowers, surprise someone with a ...

Chatter that Matters

The Bethel Temple Community Development Corporation of South Florida began as the community service arms of Bethel Apostolic Temple. Incorporated in 2005, it exists to facilitate the social and economic empowerment of the South Florida community. Future plans include the ...

Miami Heat Wheels are basketball champs

On April 19, the Miami-Dade County Parks’ Miami Heat Wheels wheelchair basketball team was crowned NWBA Division 3 national champions after defeating the San Antonio Spurs wheelchair basketball team 70-66 at the 67th annual NWBA National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.

Baseball has forgotten Black

I remember growing up in the Bahamas and being in the schoolyard with my friends playing a game we loved: baseball. We played with wooden sticks and occasionally bats or with tennis balls instead of baseballs before we moved on ...

Miami-Dade youth basketball players win Mayor’s Cup

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department hosted the Miami-Dade Youth Basketball League Championships on April 8-9 at the Northwest Boys & Girls Club in Miami. The annual event is a new addition to the Youth Sports Championship ...

Opa-locka Hurricanes win big

The Opa-locka Hurricanes track team performed well at the Tacolcy Invitational on April 11 at Curtis Park, 1901 NW 24th Ave. “Baby Lamborghini” Gregorianna Fraser won triple gold in the 100-meters, 200-meters and 400-meters for the Girls Ages 7-8 category. ...